Bureau Veritas Joins International Windship Association

July 16, 2019
Bureau Veritas Joins International Windship Association

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is joining the International Windship Association (IWSA). This non-profit organisation brings together wind propulsion projects and research organisations and promotes wind as a viable and increasingly economic option for commercial vessels.

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First LNG Retrofit Project for a Container Ship Planned

July 9, 2019
First LNG Retrofit Project for a Container Ship Planned

For the first time, a large container ship will be converted to LNG propulsion. In May 2020, Huarun Dadong shipyard will equip Hapag-Lloyd's Sajir with a dual-fuel system that will allow the five-year-old vessel to burn LNG and — as a backup — low-sulphur fuel.

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Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

July 8, 2019
Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

Escort tug Vilja is the first vessel to be equipped with Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution "HY". The system has been specially developed for the tug market and features a green, power boost and smokeless operational mode. At top bollard pull, the vessel reduces emissions by twenty per cent compared to conventional vessels.

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Even without Wings TU Delft Solar Boat Wins World Championships

July 8, 2019
Even without Wings TU Delft Solar Boat Wins World Championships

After losing their hydrofoil two weeks before the World Championships in Monaco, the students of the TU Delft Solar Boat Team still managed to take the title last Saturday. It was the first time the team built a solar-powered boat for the open sea.

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World's First Hybrid Powered Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

July 4, 2019
World's First Hybrid Powered Cruise Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

After some delays, Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen, has made its maiden voyage off the west coast of Norway. It is the first cruise ship that can sail on battery power.

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New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

July 3, 2019
New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

Through the use of optimised propulsion, LNG, sails, energy storage and solar panels, a new type of bulk carrier has been designed that meets IMO's 2030 emissions targets. Remarkable about the design is that it uses currently available technologies.

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Veth Propulsion Delivers 4000th Thruster

July 3, 2019
Veth Propulsion Delivers 4000th Thruster

Veth Propulsion's 4000th thruster has become a special, golden one. The international manufacturer of ship propulsion machinery from Papendrecht, the Netherlands, will mount the thruster on the Protoporos 15, one of fifteen ferryboats owned by Greek ship owner, the Tsokos family.

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LNG-powered Sleipnir Passes Sea Trials

July 1, 2019
LNG-powered Sleipnir Passes Sea Trials

The Sleipnir, Heerema Marine Contractor’s newest semi-submersible crane vessel, has completed its sea trials and crane load tests. It is the world's first LNG-powered construction vessel as well as the largest crane vessel in the world.

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Schoolchildren Design Sailfish Container Ship

July 1, 2019
Schoolchildren Design Sailfish Container Ship

The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) challenged Dutch schoolchildren to design the ship of the future. The result: a container ship in the form of a sailfish with a retractable sail, a frictionless shark skin and a flexible moving tail.

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Three Companies Nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2019

June 26, 2019
Three Companies Nominated for Maritime Innovation Award 2019

From seventeen entries, the Maritime Innovation Award jury has selected its three nominees: Conoship with their eConowind unit, Huisman Equipment BV with a new offshore crane design and Value Maritime with a "plug and play" scrubber. The winner will be announced at the Maritime Awards Gala 2019 on 4 November.

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